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Riga Sightseeing and Balzams experience

By Editor. 28.07.2009

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This exclusive Sightseeing tour allows you to gain an informed insight and knowledge of Riga old and new as well as enjoying a presentation and tipple of Latvia's infamous national beverage Riga's Black Balzam.

Strat our tour at Riga Central Market to get a taste of Riga local life. Take a tram #2 (departs from Central Market) to enjoy a panoramic tour of the city of Riga. The tram will take you across the river to Pardaugava to explore the very interesting and less chartered regions south of the river - some say the true and authentic Riga.

Then head back to the central Riga - to Alberta and Elizabeth streets, the 2 most beautiful Art nouveau streets in Riga.

After this be prepeared to enjoy the rich architectural heritage of Riga, an elegant mix of Gothic, Baroque, Renaissance and Medieval style in the Old Town. You are recomended to discover St Peter church, the house of Blackheads, the guild houses, the Latvian parliament, Dome Church, the three brothers, the National Opera, the monument of freedom and the Swedish gate.

The grand finale of the tour will be a very entertaining and informative presentation about Riga's Black Balzam, the Latvian national beverage created by loving hands from 24 natural ingredients. Balzam adds up to a harmonious blend of extracts made of herbs, flowers, juices, roots and berries. The unique recipe was created in the 18th century by Riga pharmacist Abraham Kunz. Visit Black Magic bar  to enjoy a tipple and show about Latvia's number one cure for all ills!



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